Wi-Fi (eduroam)

eduroam is the University's secure wireless connection to the internet on campus, in the halls of residence and at other members of the eduroam network.

Find out more about the benefits of eduroam.

Getting Connected

To connect, select the link below for your device and authenticate with your Keele email address OR username@keele.ac.uk and your Password.

Wi-Fi Speed

We cannot guarantee the speed (or lag) which you get whilst using eduroam as this can vary depending on:-

  • how many people are sharing the wireless around you

  • what activities other users are engaged in - streaming video/music, browsing web pages, transferring files

  • what other activities you have running in the background on  your device, e.g. cloud backups

  • whether the website/service you are accessing is busy/running slow for all its users

  • how much local interference there is- e.g. Bluetooth devices, wireless games controllers working on 2.4GHz.

  • what device you are using and whether it is connected on 2.4GHz g or n or 5GHz an or ac (only available in certain locations at present) wireless

Wi-Fi Adapters

The majority of laptops are Wi-Fi enabled and this will allow you to access 'eduroam', but for those who have desktop computers you may find that you have to purchase a Wi-Fi adapter, which are available from the IT Service Desk or from many online or high street retailers, such as Amazon, PC World etc.

We recommend that if you are purchasing a network adapter look for one that works on 802.1x a/b/g/n networks and is dual band 2.4Ghz/5.0Ghz which will give you the best performance on the network, but don't worry if you already have a Wireless Adapter as most will work fine. 

The current recommended network adapter which has been tested by our technicians is the Edimax EW7822uac USB Wireless Adaptor, these are available from retail outlets for approximately £25 (Dec 2014). This adaptor does the full range of the 5GHz network in the UK and also allows you to select whether you connect to the 2.4GHz or 5GHz band.